Tuesday, November 24, 2020

LGBT Conversion Therapy Legalized in Florida

Jonathan Adler reports:
Attempting to "cure" a gay or transgender minor via conversion therapy counts as protected First Amendment speech and can't simply be banned by ordinances, a federal appeals court ruled today.

LGBT activists and psychological experts have been targeting conversion therapy as a fraudulent practice that harms children for years. Some states have begun banning the treatment, starting with New Jersey and California in 2013. Now, it's forbidden in 20 states, and several cities and counties have passed their own laws against it. ...

The ruling also creates a circuit court split. In 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that California's law banning conversion therapy for minors did not violate the First Amendment. That court accepted the argument that the state was regulating conduct, not speech, and therefore subjected the law to a lower level of scrutiny than the 11th Circuit. And so this debate over whether conversion therapy is a form of protected speech may ultimately end up before the Supreme Court.

There are two issues here -- the free speech issue, and the underlying medical and scientific merits.

When these laws were pushed thru, the leftists who control the psychiatry and psychology professions argued that the therapies in question do not work. But in their testimony, they were unable to identify any other psycho therapy that works any better!

There is also huge controversy over Abigail Shrier's new book:

What I aim to do, as a journalist, is to investigate cultural phenomena, and here was one worth investigating: Between 2016 and 2017, the number of females seeking gender surgery quadrupled in the United States. Thousands of teen girls across the Western world are not only self-diagnosing with a real dysphoric condition they likely do not have; in many cases, they are obtaining hormones and surgeries following the most cursory diagnostic processes. Schoolteachers, therapists, doctors, surgeons, and medical-accreditation organizations are all rubber-stamping these transitions, often out of fear that doing otherwise will be reported as a sign of “transphobia” — despite growing evidence that most young people who present as trans will eventually desist, and so these interventions will do more harm than good.
Again we have a situation where a leftist, atheist, Jewish-dominated, free-will-denying profession seeks control over everyone else.

PBS TV just broadcast a show on LGBTQ foster kids have a harder time finding permanent homes. This is really sick. And the Boy Scouts are running out of cash, due to LGBTQ litigation. It was once a fine organization, and it has been destroyed by leftists.

. And again, these issues are not being argued on the medical or scientific merits, because none of that would every justify sex-change surgery on teenaged girls. This is ideological destruction based on religious beliefs.

Monday, November 23, 2020

The election was stolen

That is the conclusion of 61% of Republicans, and even 39% of Democrats are not sure. Reuters interviewed 50 people in various states who voted for Trump. All 50 believe that Trump legitimately won, but the election was rigged.

Our basic election law says:

The electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed, in each State, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every fourth year succeeding every election of a President and Vice President.
There is general agreement that Pres. Trump won a majority of the votes cast on election day, and he led in the counts that were reported that evening.

But they they stopped the count in the swing states, and then somehow found millions of suspicious Biden votes.

The official explanation is that the rules had to be changed because of COVID-19, and votes collected on days other than the election day specified by federal law. But this is obviously a hoax, as there are no reports of anyone being infected at a polling place. Tens of millions of people voted in person, without any problem.

Everything about this election was suspicious. Millions of people obviously enthusiastically support Donald Trump, and appreciate his outstanding record as President. I cannot find one single person who thinks that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are competent for the job. They both did poorly in the primaries, until one day the lizard people announced that Biden was the only one who can defeat Sanders and then Trump. Then everyone endorsed Biden and his rivals dropped out of the race. The lizard people then told Biden that his best chance was to hide out in his basement, and let them run his campaign.

And so it went. The strongest endorsements for Biden would just say that he listens to experts, and is not Trump. In other words, he is controlled by the lizard people, and Trump is not. Some leftists liked his extreme leftist policy positions on his web site, while some centrists were reassured that he has no history of such extreme positions and is probably too senile to understand them.

So now we are supposed to accept Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada blatantly violating election laws, a 78-year-old senile puppet as President, and a VP who does not even meet the constitutional requirement of being a natural born citizen.

Nope. Those states should run a clean and legitimate election, or forfeit their electoral votes.

There were reports that in 1960, Chicago held up its vote count until it saw how many votes were needed by JFK. Here we are in 2020, and Detroit, Atlanta, and a couple of other cities did the same thing. Those cities should not get any votes, if they cannot report them on election day like everyone else.

It appears that the lizard people are going to get away with this, and install Biden in the White House. Then they will treat the Trump administration like China treats the Tiananmen Square protests. They will institutionalize restrictions so that no one will even be able to talk about doing anything like that again.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Left claims White people have no culture

This essay seems ridiculous, but I have seen versions of these ideas in many places.

Woke essay:

“White people have no culture.”

This is partially true. It is also untrue. This statement is a form of denial, and also a source of grief.

White people do have culture. Our culture is that of colonization. Of genocide. Of taking. Of envy and of fear. The majority of white people can name no more than two generations back in their families. The majority of white people barely know where their grandparents were from, much less who their ancestors were. The majority of white people have no traditions, and the ones we have, are rooted in consumption and the superficial application of organized religion, both of which are steeped in histories of violence. Christmas is about a severed tree ...

The closest thing white people have to culture is our disturbingly fanatical obsession with sports, which we use to justify things like property destruction, vitriolic hatred for people we don’t know, and even accidental deaths. ...

Which brings me to my main point: The culture of white people is the culture of death. It is a culture of endless war, desensitization to human suffering, and the upholding of a brutal individualism fueled by greed. It is a deep, dark hole of grief and of loss. We don’t even know what we lost. We don’t know our ancestors. We don’t have stories of creation and hope and family; only stories of destruction and genocide.

This is so silly that it seems like a joke.

Yes, Whites invented sports. The whole concept of organized athletic competition, played under a written rule book, appears to have originated entirely with Whites, and copied by non-whites all over the world.

This is just a trivial part of White culture. The world has copied many other aspects of White culture, including science, law, literature, music, entertainment, and religion. White culture is so universally regarded as great that people don't even think about it.

The essay does have a point that Whites do not have the sort of tribal identifications that are so common in the rest of the world. This underlies White Fragility, where Whites are often baffled as to why anyone would call them racist. Whites are the least racist people in the world. Most other people have a much stronger attachment to the people of their ancestry, and much greater hostility towards foreign tribes.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sam Harris is a mindless automaton

Sam Harris has posted another podcast rant on how much he hates Donald Trump. He has done this dozens of times.

The funny thing is that these rants have no substantive criticism of Trump's performance in office or his policies. They are just name-calling, based on an emotional reaction to Trump's personality. Harris has an extreme case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Harris denies it in the podcast, but obviously his friends have told him that he has it.

Harris is a leftist atheist Jew, who preaches his own brand of Buddhism. He would never vote Republican, but he actually agrees with Trump on guns, foreign policy, Islam, Atifa, free speech, cancel culture, and many other topics.

I am beginning to think that the key to understanding Harris, and others like him, is the issue of free will. Harris argues against free will, and wrote a whole book on it.

After listening to many of his podcasts, I believe that he does not have free will. He would vote for Trump if he did. He is working for a broad leftist consensus on many issues, and then he is happy for others and himself to go along with the consensus, without any voluntary choice.

When Harris attacks Trump, it is based on elaborate theories about hypothetical mental processes going on inside Trump's head. In short, mindreading.

I used to think Harris's religion was Buddhism, because he promoted meditation a lot. But really it is his theory of mind. He has a faith-based set of beliefs that guide everything he says.

Harris is smart enough to realize that he is a slave if he has no free will and Trump does. Trump's ability to do as he pleases, without following the Leftist consensus, drives Harris nuts.

This attitude is common among Jews. They hate it when anyone goes against the Leftist consensus.

Listening to Harris is like listening to a preacher ranting about how Trump is going to Hell. It is just a religious belief that has no bearing on whether he is a good President. The preacher does not know who is really going to Hell, and Harris has no mindreading skills.

The free will question extends to a lot of other political issues. A right-winger might think that it is fair to punish a criminal, because he chose crime. A leftist free will denier might say that the criminal deserves to be treated the same as every other human.

A right-winger might prefer low taxes so that people can spend their own money as they choose. A leftist might think choice is impossible, and so it is better for the state to control everyone's finances.

I used to think that it is obvious that everyone believes in free will, because everyone talks about making choices. Listening to Harris has convinced me otherwise. He does not have free will, and very much resents those who do.

Nobody talks about free will as a political issue. It sounds crazy to say that Harris is a mindless automaton. But it explains his philosophy perfectly, and he himself has written and lectured extensively on how he does not have free will. It is quite obviously at the core of his deepest beliefs.

Here is another example. Why would Democrats favor mask mandates, and Republicans not?

Democrats claim to be following the science, but that is plainly not true:

A large-scale study in Denmark that sought to determine if masks help stop the spread of Covid-19 has been rejected by several prestigious journals. The authors hinted that their findings were inconvenient to the status quo.

The Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the American Medical Association Journal all turned down the paper, Danish media reported on Thursday.

The study, which began in late April, involved 6,000 Danes, half of whom were asked to wear masks at all times in public places. The other half were selected as a control group and were instructed not to cover their faces. After a month, participants were tested for Covid-19 as well as for antibodies against the virus.

The study’s researchers have remained tight-lipped about their findings, but they’ve dropped plenty of clues that suggest it was the paper’s conclusion, not its methodology, that led to the journals’ rejections.

The paper has now been published, and showed that Danes who were randomly assigned to wear masks were just about as likely to get COVID-19 as those who did not.

The difference is that those who believe in free will also believe in the personal autonomy to carry out those choices. Others believe in conforming to a Leftist consensus, whether it makes any sense or not.

Even a Jewish NY Times columnist complains:

What, today, is leftism, at least when it comes to intellectual life? Not what it used to be. Once it was predominantly liberal, albeit with radical fringes. Now it is predominantly progressive, or woke, with centrist liberals in dissent. Once it was irreverent. Now it is pious. Once it believed that truth was best discovered by engaging opposing points of view. Now it believes that truth can be established by eliminating them. Once it cared about process. Now it is obsessed with outcomes. Once it understood, with Walt Whitman, that we contain multitudes. Now it is into dualities: We are privileged or powerless, white or of color, racist or anti-racist, oppressor or oppressed.

The list goes on. But the central difference is this: The old liberal left paid attention to complexity, ambiguity, the gray areas. A sense of complexity induced a measure of doubt, including self-doubt. The new left typically seeks to reduce things to elements such as race, class and gender, in ways that erase ambiguity and doubt. The new left is a factory of certitudes.

The Left has been taken over by groupthink. I think that free will denial is at the root of it.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Muir Woods, Queer Woods

Source. Four years was not enough for Pres. Trump to drain the swamp.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

She says Whites are demons, not humans

Ashleigh Shackleford: "All White People Are Racist" And "Devils"
Ashleigh Shackleford gives an incredibly racist presentation to a mostly white crowd in which she says that all white people are racist devils. She then adds her paypal to the bottom of the presentation to capitalize in any white guilt.

Ashleigh Shackleford describes herself: "Ashleigh Shackelford is a queer, nonbinary Black fat femme writer, cultural producer, and artist. She has been a contributing writer at Wear Your Voice Magazine and For Harriet. As a fat hood feminist, Ashleigh is committed to centering ratchet politics, body acceptance, accessibility, and anti-respectability within her work as a creator, producer, and speaker."

Pres. Biden will be appointing freaks like this to high-level positions.

This nuttiness is all over the schools. Megyn Kelly pulled her kids out of NYC schools because the administrators sent out a letter saying:

Where’s the urgency for school reform for white kids being indoctrinated in black death and protected from the consequences? ... This time if you really want to make a difference in black lives — and not have to protest this shit again — go reform white kids. Because that’s where the problem is — with white children being raised from infancy to violate black bodies with no remorse or accountability.
No, white kids are not taught to violate black bodies. Just the opposite. Most of the interracial crimes are by blacks against whites.

Kelly is one of the few to be willing to say that Santa Claus is white.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Reviewing the Spanish Inquisition

Some say that Islam will eventually take over Europe. Some say that if the extremists and jihadists can be eradicated, the others can be assimilated. Others say that more drastic action is needed.

FrontPage essay:

Islam in Europe: Lessons from Medieval Spanish

Why all of Macron’s measures against “extremism” are doomed to failure.

A critical question arises in light of the recent spate of fatal terror attacks in France and other European nations: How do you once and for all eradicate “extremism” from Muslim communities living in the West? ...

Consider the historical experiences of France’s neighbor, Spain. In the eighth century, Muslims from Africa invaded and brutally conquered the Iberian Peninsula. Christians were massacred and subjugated; churches were destroyed and/or converted to mosques. By the late fifteenth century, however—after centuries of wars to liberate Spain from Islam (AKA, the Reconquista)—Christian rule finally extended to every corner of the peninsula. ...

Fed up with this “enemy within,” the Spanish crown finally decreed in 1501 that all Muslims had two choices: convert to Christianity or leave Spain. The motivation was less religious and more political; it was less about making Muslims “good Christians” and more about making them “good citizens.”

Most people probably think that the Inquisition was some sort of Medieval narrow-minded Christian dogmatism that fortunately no one believes in anymore. Nope. It was a matter of survival for Spain. Read the article.

Here is a NY Times op-ed:

I am angry. All the time. I’ve been angry for years. Ever since I began to grasp the staggering extent of violence — emotional, mental and physical — against women in Pakistan. Women here, all 100 million of us, exist in collective fury.

“Every day, I am reminded of a reason I shouldn’t exist,” my 19-year-old friend recently told me in a cafe in Islamabad. ...

When I step outside, I step into a country of men who stare.

Wow, she is obviously mentally disturbed. I hope that she stays in an Islamic country, and we stop trying to import these problems into the USA.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The coming speech crackdown

I expect the Biden administration to be terrible for free speech.

Richard Stengel, a member of Biden's transition team, writes in the Wash. Post:

All speech is not equal. And where truth cannot drive out lies, we must add new guardrails. I’m all for protecting “thought that we hate,” but not speech that incites hate. It undermines the very values of a fair marketplace of ideas that the First Amendment is designed to protect.
This is just an argument for suppressing political opinions.

Twitter has just suspended the @PhyllisSchlafly account, for tweets supporting the "Stop the Steal" March on D.C.

Biden cannot wait until Jan. 20, and threatens “More people may die, if we don’t coordinate.”

The NY Times again says on its front page, "The pandemic has taken an incalculable death toll." So why is it always trying to calculate it? If we cannot calculate it, then how would we ever know that more people die?

Bloomberg reports Biden Fills Economic Posts With Experts on Systemic Racism. He will remake the economy to be based on hating White people.

Update: A law professor comments:

Note, of course, that Stengel isn't just after, say, racial epithets: He wants to suppress ideas, ideas that he thinks are dangerous, and that the government will label dangerous. To his credit, he at least doesn't pretend that his proposals are consistent with First Amendment law (there is no "hate speech" exception to the First Amendment, see below). He just wants the Supreme Court to cut back First Amendment law to give the government this power. Time will tell how many others within a Biden-Harris Administration will take a similar view.
Update: I did not realize that Stengel is a Jew, when I posted this.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Democrats undermine democracy

The Wash. Post reports:
It’s the latest sign of the party’s lurch away from democratic ideals and practices, a shift that predates Trump but one that has accelerated precipitously since. Now, according to data released by an international team of political scientists just before the Nov. 3 election, it’s possible to quantify the extent to which the Republican Party no longer adheres to such principles as the commitment to free and fair elections with multiple parties, the respectful treatment of political opponents and the avoidance of violent rhetoric.

“The Republican Party in the U.S. has retreated from upholding democratic norms in recent years,” said Anna Lührmann, a political scientist at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and a former member of the German parliament. “Its rhetoric is closer to authoritarian parties, such as AKP in Turkey and Fidesz in Hungary.”

The article goes on to say that the researchers found that Republicans have started to demonize their political opponents in the last ten years, but Democrats never do that.

This is almost too stupid for comment. The vast majority of all political demonization in the last five years in the mainstream media has been attacks on Donald Trump.

Even today, Trump is the one who is insisting on statutory counts and certified results. The press is attacking for not accepting unofficial news media projections. Hillary Clinton and many other prominent Democrats are still complaining that the 2000 and 2016 elections were stolen.

Meanwhile, it appears that Trump's last great accomplishment will have been to bring to market millions of doses of an amazingly effective COVID-19 vaccine.

But maybe not, if we don't get the vaccine before Jan. 20. Joe Biden has appointed Jewish medical ethicist Ezekiel J. Emanuel to be one of his COVID-19 advisors, and that is the guy who just published an essay in a prestigious science journal saying that Third World countries should get American vaccines before Americans.

Prioritizing the disadvantaged is a fundamental value in ethics and global health. ... Are the worst-off countries those experiencing the greatest poverty? Those where people have the lowest life expectancies? ...

Distributing different quantities of vaccine to different countries is not discriminatory if it effectively benefits people while prioritizing the disadvantaged.

The main concern of these ethicists is to concoct schemes for discriminating against White Americans while devising rationales for saying that it is "not discriminatory". Jewish medical ethics are very strange.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Fair election has been denied

The Hill reports:
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Friday vehemently defended President Trump’s claims that he isn’t receiving a chance at a fair election, calling it “outrageous.”

Dobbs, a vocal Trump supporter, urged Republicans to defend the president during an interview with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), another ardent Trump ally.

“The president doesn’t want a statue erected to him,” Dobbs said. “What he wants is a free and fair election and honest results, and it’s been denied to him.”

Pres. Trump won a majority of the votes cast on election day, and would have won if the previous election rules and procedures applied. The rules were changed to favor Joe Biden.

There are a great many questionable aspects to this election. I doubt that anyone will be accepted as a legitimate winner. This was a year in which nearly all the powerful interests were lined up for the Democrats, and they managed to fix the election.

It is funny how the Democrats are whining about this election, and how Pres. Trump is waiting for the issues to be resolved. It would be wrong for Trump to declare Biden the winner while votes are being counted and certified. We need an honest count.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Chart of actual American deaths

Here is the official CDC weekly death count, for the USA, including all causes.

As you can see, COVID-19 caused a spike in deaths in April. There was a barely detectable surge in August. Other than that, people have been dying at about the rate they were before COVID-19.

The press often says that COVID-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. However it is clear from this chart that the number of excess deaths is much less than that.

To be fair, the CDC claims a greater number of excess deaths. It was predicting that the deaths would go down from 60k per week in January to 52k per week over the summer. I think that this is because the seasonal flu usually kills more people in the winter. So it is counting any death more than 52k per week as excess deaths. Counting this way, there have been excess deaths every week since March.

Under that logic, a flu that arrives in the summer would be considered deadlier just because it arrives in the summer. I don't agree with that. We have a coronavirus pandemic that has replaced the annual flu epidemic, and it has some different properties.

Supposedly the infections are increasing now, but those increased have not shown up in the death statistics yet. The dip at the end of the chart is from incomplete reporting.

The pages lists 220,704 deaths where COVID-19 was one of the causes. It was the sole listed cause in only 6% of the cases. Most of the deaths were elderly folks with multiple comorbidities.

I wonder what would have happened if this disease had just been called the flu, or the Wuhan flu, instead of being given a new name.

CNBC reports:

On Friday, Elon Musk said that in one day he took four Covid-19 tests — called rapid antigen tests — and received two negative and two positive results. He also tweeted that he took two PCR tests at separate labs and is waiting for the results.

Musk, who has been dismissive about Covid-19 and its severity, tweeted that something “extremely bogus” was going on.

The truth is, no test is 100% accurate all of the time.

Much as everyone has been demanding more testing all year, inaccurate tests are not that useful. The CDC even now says "A test-based strategy is no longer recommended", and says that a positive test should not stop health-care workers from going back to work.

It appears that our best bet is the Pfizer vaccine. Pres. Trump told us before the election that it was coming, but nobody believed him.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Norway bans private opinions about beliefs

Europe continues to show tolerance toward Islamic jihadists who want to kill them.

RT reports:

The Austrian Interior Ministry has confirmed earlier reports that the gunman behind the deadly Vienna attack met with a group of fellow jihadists from Germany and Switzerland in the country’s capital several months ago. ...

Austrian media reported earlier that more than a dozen of “young jihadists” from Austria, Germany and Switzerland gathered for what was described as “a three-country Islamist summit” in Vienna in mid-July. The meeting was said to have been organized by Kujtim Fejzullai, a 20-year-old Austrian native of Albanian origin who killed four people and wounded 23 more in the country’s capital on November 2.

This is the same Austria that jailed and expelled a historian for his opinion of Hitler's role in the Jewish Holocaust.

Norway is criminalizing private opinions:

Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender and bisexual people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981.

People found guilty of hate speech face a fine or up to a year in jail for private remarks, and a maximum of three years in jail for public comments, according to the penal code.

Apparently the Norway law already punished public and private opinions concerning: skin color or national or ethnic origin; religion or belief; homosexual orientation; or impaired functional ability.

So it is a crime to badmouth someone's beliefs or mental impairments. If I call someone an idiot in Norway, I would be jailed for a year.

The law says "homosexual orientation", so I guess I could criticize someone's homosexual practices, as long as I do not refer to an orientation.

But could I badmouth the Islamic jihadists who are committing terrorist crimes in Austria? I am not sure.

The most censored American site is the Daily Stormer. It used to have a section where it blames everything on the Jews, but it got rid of the section in order to go more mainstream. But the election has caused a relapsed, and it posted this over-the-top rant:

The level of vitriol coming out of the Jewish media is frankly astonishing. I just watched a clip of Jake Tapper, a Jewish host of CNN, which aired Thursday, and I was astonished by the raw hatred on display.

Typically, these Jews tend to hide their disgust for the goyim a little bit. That has been happening less and less during the Donald Trump administration, as Jews have been unable to deal with the concept of a non-Jew being in control of America and running the country in a way that does not put the Jewish agenda first.

Remember: Jews believe that Christians are lower than animals. They believe that we only exist to serve them, because they believe that they are the master race. They believe that their god, who is a desert demon lord from the ancient world, has made them masters of the universe because of their bloodline. So there is always a seething hatred for all of us.

But the hatred that is coming out of the mouths of these Jews now that Trump is refusing to concede the election to this fraudulent claim by them, the Jewish media, that Joe Biden has won the election is taking hatred for the goyim to a whole new level.

According to this Jew Tapper:

“Trump is tweeting not just falsehoods, but literally deranged and debunked conspiracy theories”
“[Trump] is refusing to acknowledge the plain fact that he has been defeated”
“The coronavirus crisis is getting worse”
“Trump appears to be desperately, even pathetically, fighting to keep a job that he has no interest in responsibly performing”
“Unprecedented, unhinged behavior”
“The only questions remaining are the extent to which [Trump] will continue to be a sore loser and the lies he will continue to tell his supporters on his way out the door”
“[Defends the CIA like a good liberal]” ...

That is the lesson the Trump Experience: Jews are evil and they seek to destroy all of us because they hate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After they killed Christ, they devoted themselves to exterminating his followers. That is the entire purpose of the existence of Jews: they are a demon race, devoted purely to killing us off.

These Jews say that they are trying to create a New World Order in which they will rule over all of us as slaves, and force us to perform in their satanic rituals. However, as the great Christian leader Adolf Hitler said, this is actually a fake goal, and their real goal is simply to destroy all life on earth.

Okay, this is satire, and you may not appreciate the humor. I certainly think that the site should be able to criticize Tapper in this way, even if it is illegal in Norway and Austria.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Difference between Right and Left

Economics professor Steve Landsburg writes:
This paragraph is based strictly on my personal experience, and yours may differ, but about half my friends consider themselves left of center and the other half consider themselves right of center. And — again in my personal experience — I am frequently struck, in conversations about politics and policy, with the way my left-of-center friends consistently focus on “what’s good for people like us” (with an occasional dollop of “what’s deliciously bad for people we dislike”), while the right-of-center friends consistently focus on “what’s good for people who are much worse off than us”. (Okay, “consistently” is an overstatement, but I stand by the broad sentiment.) This tends to reinforce my view that there is a lot more political goodness to the right of the center than there is to the left ...

I think I know these people well enough, and talk with them often enough, and deeply enough, to believe they mean what they say. And by and large (and again, with of course striking exceptions in both directions), my lefty friends seem to have the view that one should vote in ways that will advance one’s own interests while my righty friends seem to have the view that one should vote in ways that advance the common good, usually interpreted to put special emphasis on the good of the least fortunate.

A quick example or two that I’m choosing not because they’re the best but because they’re the first that come to mind: A few years ago we had a tax reform bill that changed the deductibility of local taxes and mortgage interest. My lefty friends (by and large) calculated the effect on their own taxes and either liked or disliked the bill accordingly. My righty friends (by and large) lived in states where they were clearly going to be big losers from this reform — but supported it enthusiastically because they thought it was good policy.

Or: My sexually alternative lefty friends tend to think that people who dont want to bake birthday cakes for them should be forced to do so anyway, because they believe they’ll be better off in such a world. My sexually alternative righty friends are generally annoyed and offended by the fact that some people dont want to bake birthday cakes for them, but tend to support their right to make that decision, because they believe that freedom of choice doesnt mean very much unless you extend it to people you don’t like.

Or take things like “free college” and other huge transfers to the middle class My middle class lefty friends tend to like those policies, unabashedly because they stand to gain from them. My middle class righty friends who stand to benefit equally tend to oppose those programs, partly because they are squeamish about taking from the rich and partly because they think that if you must take from the rich, you should give not to the middle class but to the poor.

Et cetera.

We will soon see some more examples, from the Biden administration.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Need to control immigration

One of the biggest Trump issues is immigration. Pres. Trump believed in reasonable limits to immigration, and Biden promises not to deport anyone.
Chart is a Migration Policy Institute tabulation of census data.

As you can see, immigration has radically expanded. And it could get a lot bigger, as there are 100 million people from China who want to come here, and another 100 million from India.

Of those who supported Biden, I hardly saw any who try to justify these exponential immigration rates. Those who do only do it to cheer the extinction of the White race.

The American immigration issue is not new. A 1914 book, The Old World in the New, explained that to much immigration was changing America for the worse:

Without likening immigrants to negroes, one may point out how the latter-day employer resembles the old-time planter in his blindness to the effects of his labor policy upon the blood of the nation.
This book could not be published today. It directly addresses many important immigration issues. It is also filled with generalizations about ethnic groups, such as:
That the Mediterranean peoples are morally below the races of northern Europe is as certain as any social fact. Even when they were dirty, ferocious barbarians, these blonds were truth-tellers.
I have no ideas about the truths of these statements, as such matters are not discussed anymore.

Instead, we get nonsense like this recent TED Talk:

But then George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, followed by this unending string of high-profile police shootings of unarmed Black people, ...

But genetically, we are all 99.9 percent the same. ...

Greeks thought they were better than the other people they knew about, ...

He said, in his exhaustive research, he found what he believed to be the first articulation of racist ideas. ...

His name is Gomes de Zurara. Portuguese man. Wrote a book in the 1450s in which he did something that no one had ever done before, according to Dr. Kendi. He lumped together all the people of Africa — a vast, diverse continent — and he described them as a distinct group, inferior and beastly. ...

And with the stroke of a pen, Zurara invented both blackness and whiteness, because he basically created the notion of blackness through this description of Africans, and as Dr. Kendi says, blackness has no meaning without whiteness. ...

Racism didn’t start with a misunderstanding, it started with a lie.

So Ibram X. Kendi says the distinction between whiteness and blackness was a lie that was invented in 1450 to enslave Africans. If it were not for that book, maybe no one would have ever noticed any difference between White and Black folks. No, the 1914 book is much more enlightening.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

France only protects one religion

France used to be a predominantly Catholic, so it would be understandable if it had laws guaranteeing respect for the Catholic Church. No, France is aggressively secular, and you can blaspheme the Catholics all you want.

Only one religion is protected from criticism.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

In a speech on Friday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah raged against cartoons that had offended the “prophet to over a billion people.”

Then in a seemingly unrelated comment, he said in a matter “less sensitive” than offending Muslims, France had prosecuted “philosopher Roger Garaudy, who wrote a book questioning the myths of the so-called Holocaust.”

In his speech, Nasrallah denied the Holocaust and supported Holocaust denial, claiming that denying it was less offensive than cartoons mocking religion.

His tirade against the Holocaust began by referring to a controversy with France, in which Turkey and other countries led by leaders who identify with political Islam have claimed France is insulting Muslims.

Another French prosecution:
On 18th September the Paris court ordered that Hervé Ryssen must begin serving a 19 month jail sentence for this crime of questioning orthodox versions of mid-20th century history.
So France does not really believe in free speech. It encourages those who criticize Christianity or Islam, but jails those who offend Judaism.

Monday, November 09, 2020

RIP Alex Trebek

The Wash. Post has this obituary:
In a realm of the unknown that is far too cosmic to ever make the cut as a "Jeopardy!" category, we have to stop and marvel at the universe's decision to claim the legendary and resilient 80-year-old game show host Alex Trebek on Sunday morning, just as American voters had elected a new president whose defining attribute is an abiding faith in the intelligence and competence of the people.
Am I going to have to read this junk for the next four years?

Joe Biden is easily the least intelligent and least competent President of my lifetime. He did poorly in school, and has a long history of saying stupid things. And that was even before he went senile.

Nor does he respect the intelligence of others. One of his main campaign promises was to order a national face mask mandate, as if people do not have the sense to make prudent decision for themselves. But now the NY Times reports:

While Mr. Biden would like to see a national mask mandate, his advisers have concluded that he does not have the legal authority to impose one.
Oops. Despite being in DC politics all his life, he will have to get some tutorials on the power of the Presidency.
Trebek maintained a safe space for smart viewers in the darkest, dumbest times.
Is this another reference to Trump?

I am looking forward to how the Left explains away Biden's incompetence. Already he has appointed some crazy Black woman to co-chair a COVID-19 task force, instead of someone with expertise in COVID-19 or epidemiology. Trump never appointed anyone this incompetent to anything.

Before the election, the experts told us that Trump's only support was from Whites without college education. Now that turns out to be false. According to exit polls, he did better than any Republican in many years with non-white voters, and he got a majority of the college-educated Whites.

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Left continues complaints about White Patriarchy

The NY Times is celebrating the defeat of Donald Trump, after publishing about ten anti-Trump articles a day for the last five years. This has all been very good for its business, as the NY Times has more subscribers and revenue than ever before. The Trump administration saved the NY Times from the financial disaster than many newspapers face.

But that is not enough for the authoritarians at the NY Times. They continue to upset at anyone who does not go along with their anti-straight-White-Christian-male identity politics. Its gay Black columnist Charles M. Blow writes in the NY Times:

A larger percentage of every racial minority voted for Trump this year than in 2016. Among Blacks and Hispanics, this percentage grew among both men and women, although men were more likely to vote for Trump than women. ...

Black men on the other hand have been inching away from the Democrats in recent elections, and continued that drift in this election. In 2008, 5 percent of Black men voted for John McCain; in 2012, 11 percent voted for Mitt Romney; in 2016, 13 percent voted for Trump; and, this year 18 percent voted for Trump.

This one pushed me back on my heels: the percentage of L.G.B.T. people voting for Trump doubled from 2016, moving from 14 percent to 28 percent. In Georgia the number was 33 percent. ...

All of this to me points to the power of the white patriarchy and the coattail it has of those who depend on it or aspire to it. It reaches across gender and sexual orientation and even race. Trump’s brash, privileged chest trumping and alpha-male dismissiveness and in-your-face rudeness are aspirational to some men and appealing to some women. Some people who have historically been oppressed will stand with the oppressors, and will aspire to power by proximity.

Note that he does not claim that Trump or anyone else is oppressing these groups. He has to use euphemisms like "patriarchy" and "historically been oppressed". He refuses to accept that women, gays, Blacks, and others decide for themselves, and conclude that Trump was a good President.

It is clear that the war against Americanism is going to accelerate under Biden.

Saturday, November 07, 2020

The revenge begins

The punishments will soon begin:
New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has asked if anyone is keeping a record of “Trump sycophants” who were “complicit” in his administration, predicting that those who were would try cover up their tracks after Donald Trump leaves office.
Others are documenting the Trump support, so they can be canceled years into the future.

70 million citizens voted for Trump. They cannot cancel us all.

Twitter has announced that it may soon be banning Trump.

Some are pushing for Truth And Reconciliation Commissions, as has been done in Africa to subjugate and demoralize White people.

I am guessing that the Left/Antifa/BLM/Marxists have expectations of Biden that he is not going to be able to meet. So there can be trouble on that front as well.

Soon people will be wishing for the days of the Trump administration, when the President was a unifying force for all Americans.

Update: Jennifer Rubin is the Wash. Post's token conservative columnist, but actually she is a Jewish Trump-hater, not a conservative. She has announced that "we have a list" of Trump supporters, so that they can be permanently removed from polite society, in the new regime that she is expecting.

A Princeton professor voted for Trump

I previously mentioned Princeton professor Sergiu Klainerman, and now I see he voted for Trump:
As a former refugee from totalitarian, communist Romania, I feel a moral obligation to speak out and prove that academics don't need to think and act in lockstep. ...

But I have learned to distinguish between what Trump says and what he does. ...

And what are, after all, the most awful things Trump has done during his presidency? The typical accusations are that he is (1) a liar, (2) a racist white supremacist, (3) incompetent, (4) authoritarian and (5) divisive. Let's break these accusations down, in order.

He clearly and persuasively disposes of these arguments.

The striking thing here is that the arguments against Trump from our academic elites consist of little more than silly name-calling, and are easily refuted. But why is this guy the only elite professor to address these issues head-on?

I guess it is his background, as he says. Also he is in a department that values truth. I am afraid that our American-born professors are either brain-washed, or too timid to speak up against the stupidities of their colleagues.

Maybe Trump did not win, but he got about 70 million votes.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Fired for being a neutral school official

ABC News reports:
A Florida high school principal was fired again on Monday over a comment he made to a student's parent last year regarding the Holocaust.

The Palm Beach County School Board's vote on Monday morning reversed an earlier decision to reinstate Spanish River High School Principal William Latson.

Latson was fired in October 2019 after sparking outrage when he told a parent he “can't say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event" because he wasn't in a position to do so “as a school district employee."

He appealed his firing and an administrative law judge ruled in August that the school board had gone too far in firing him. That prompted the school board's 4-3 vote to reinstate him last month.

On Monday, the board reversed course and voted 7-0 to fire Latson following outrage in the Jewish community, the Palm Beach Post reported.

If there is one thing Jews hate, it is a Black man who does not follow his master's orders.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

The key to Trump's appeal

Sam Harris is a leftist Jewish atheist and popular podcast, and yesterday he claims to have just had a revelation as to why Trump appeals to some voters: #224 - THE KEY TO TRUMP’S APPEAL.

He says that he interviewed Trump supporters on his podcast, but never understood them until now.

He still has no clue, and his explanation makes no sense.

Harris says Trump is a con man, but theorizes that his supporters do not see him that way because Trump is just what he appears to be, and does not pretend to be someone else.

So how is Trump a con man if he is what he appears to be?

Listening to Harris is a waste of time, unless you want to see an example of a leftist Jewish atheist mind at work. He wrote a whole book on how he does not have free will, so he does not admit the possibility of Trump supporters making a voluntary choice based on a preference for his policies. He just assumes that everyone makes an emotional animalistic display of innate allegiances, like himself.

Islamic terrorism hits Europe

The NY Post reports:
The former prime minister of Malaysia said Muslims have “a right to be angry and kill millions of French people” just hours after an attacker yelling “Allahu akbar!” beheaded one woman and killed two others in a church in France. ...

Mayor Christian Estrosi called the assailant a “terrorist” who shouted “Allahu akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great” — repeatedly as police arrested him.

No, that is a mistranslation. It means that the God of Islam is greater than the Christian God. It is the battle cry of those seeking to subjugate the West.

I haven't followed the recent Islamic terrorism in Europe. I am fortunate to live in the USA, where President Trump does not tolerate such terrorism. If Biden wins the election, I expect him to have the USA go back to importing Islamic jihadists.

I would think that France and other European countries must regret importing so many Moslems. But their leaders do not have the courage to stand up to their Moslem invaders.

May have to shut down this blog

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That's all. There is no clue as to what the "new violations" are. I haven't done anything new, except to post opinions favorable to the President.

I am afraid that I may have to retire this blog. Free speech is dying in America.

Monday, November 02, 2020

Joe Biden compares to Hitler

Breitbart reports:
Former Vice President Joe Biden has used footage of Nazi dictator and mass murderer Adolf Hitler in a new campaign ad attacking President Donald Trump.
Here is a video of Jews arguing about using these Hitler analogies for political purposes.

The videos are revealing about Jewish thinking. Hating Hitler is a religion to them, along with pushing the interests of those of Jewish ancestry.

The final polls say that Biden will win in an 8-10 point landslide. This means Biden has a 96% chance of winning. We shall see.

Biden is the most dishonest and divisive candidate that we have seen in a long time. I cannot remember any other comparing his opponent to Hitler. If Biden wins, and goes thru with his plans for taxing the rich and paying slavery reparations, we could see a lot of trouble.

Advice from Captain America

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Neoconservatives are flocking to Biden

Philip Weiss reports:
Neoconservatives are flocking to the Biden campaign. The DC braintrust that believes in using US military power to aid Israel in the Middle East has jumped parties before -- to Clinton in ’92, and back to Bush in 2000 -– and now they’re hopping aisles to support Biden, with Bill Kristol leading the way.

Last night on an official Biden campaign webinar led by “Jewish Americans for Biden”, and moderated by Ann Lewis of Democratic Majority for Israel, two prominent neocon Republicans endorsed Biden, primarily because of Trump’s character posing a danger to democracy. But both neocons emphasized that Biden would be more willing to use force in the Middle East and reassured Jewish viewers that Biden will seek to depoliticize Israel support, won’t necessarily return to the Iran deal and will surround himself with advisers who support Israel and believe in American military intervention.

Eric Edelman, a former diplomat and adviser to Dick Cheney, said Trump’s peace plan has fostered an open political divide in the U.S. over Israel, because the plan endangers “the demographic future of Israel and its ability to continue to be both a Jewish and a democratic state.” (Demographic future means that Israel might have a majority of Palestinians, an argument we associate in the U.S. with segregationists.)

Eliot Cohen, a Bush aide and academic, echoed the fear that Israel is being politicized. “A lot of Jews made a big mistake by taking something I was in favor of, moving the embassy to Jerusalem and obsessing about that,” he said. But there was huge political risk in that: if the United States is internally divided, at war with itself, and “Israel has become a partisan issue, which it should never ever be…. That’s not in Israel’s longterm security interest.”

I post this as an example of Jewish thinking.

You might think that of American orthodox Jews support Pres. Trump, and Israeli Jews support Trump, then "DC braintrust" Jews might also. Nope. They are concerned about Jewish identity in Israel and American willingness to fight Middle East wars. Or I think that is what he is saying. Read the article for yourself.

The Jews do control the Democrat Party. They do most of the fundraising. And with the Democrats widely predicted to take the Senate, it will be led by Chuck Schumer, who seems more concerned about Israel than the USA.

Ronald Brownstein writes in another Jewish magazine:

Why the 2020s Could Be as Dangerous as the 1850s

If Joe Biden beats Donald Trump decisively next week, this election may be remembered as a hinge point in American history: the moment when a clear majority of voters acknowledged that there’s no turning back from America’s transformation into a nation of kaleidoscopic diversity, a future that doesn’t rely on a backward-facing promise to make America great again. ...

Today Republicans and Democrats are divided less by class or region than by attitudes toward the propulsive demographic, cultural, and economic shifts remaking 21st-century America. ...

Democrats have become the party of the people and places most immersed in, and welcoming of, those shifts: people of color, Millennials and members of Generation Z, secular adults who don’t identify with any religious tradition, and college-educated white professionals, all of them clustered in the nation’s largest metropolitan centers.

Heading into the campaign’s final weekend, Trump is facing erosion on both sides of this divide, ...

And that could make the 2020s the most turbulent decade for America since the 1850s, when a very similar dynamic unfolded.

He is saying that a Biden win might bring civil war.

Update: I just listened to a podcast from two Trump-haters, Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan. These guys rambled for 1.7 hours on how terrible Trump is, and how much that wanted him defeated, and yet they could not think of a specific example of how Biden would be any better. They admitted that the press is corrupt and incredible in its support for Biden, and that Biden is incompetent. They admitted that they oppose Trump in part based on their own personal mental health issues, and they gave the impression that they would both have to go on anti-depressant drugs if Trump is re-elected.